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1. Posted by caterpillar (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

caterpillar has indicated that this thread is about Melbourne

Hi all,

my mom , who lives in Sydney , wants to go travel in NSW. I'm trying to help her find a travel insurance with a good cancellation policy.
We want to find a policy which returns the money for the booked accommodation , just in case my mom would fall ill on the day she would have planned to leave .

Would anyone know of a recommendable travel insurance company which has a sound cancellation policy?
( BTW, my mom is 59 ys. old, I think sometimes age restrictions apply ).

Thanks a lot in advance !

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 3y

Cancelling accommodation would not be the main thing I'd worry about with regards to cancellation insurance. Most sites charge very low cancellation fees for accommodation that is cancelled (here on TP you only lose the deposit of 10% for example), and in some cases you can cancel free of charge. On the other hand, the cost of a cancellation insurance can be quite high. One of the more reliable insurance companies in Scandinavia charges 6% of the total cost of the trip, so that can add up quickly...

3. Posted by caterpillar (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

Thank you, Sam I Am. Much appreciated.